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secretary of state. the pressure from all sides, including from dianne feinstein. >> what i would like is for her to come forward and say just what the situation is because she is the preeminent political figure now. i think at this point from this point on the silence is going to hurt her. >> and president obama spoke saying he is glad the former secretary wants the e-mails disclosed. >> how does this square with that? >> i think that the fact that she's going to be putting them forward will allow us to make sure that people have the information they need. >> joining me now, msnbc political reporter alex sites well and michael to mass ski writing about this this morning. alex i would like to start with
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you. especially now that we have heard from critics saying it didn't need to get this far, she needs to release these, now we are hearing from dianne feinstein. how does that cat put it. >> she's former chair of the intelligence committee which has oversite over things like e-mail security, intelligence and national security agencies also an ally of hillary clinton. she endorsed the secretary of state in december, 2013. i heard from sources this changed thinking inside hillary clinton's camp and that they're going to address the controversy earlier than they planned to. they were planning to wait as long as possible. i am hearing they could address it this week thanks to dianne feinstein's comments. >> drawing attention to the silence, never mind the need to hear from her. we also heard from former president bill clinton who wouldn't directly comment on the controversy surrounding his wife. here he is on cnn yesterday. >> do you think your wife is being treated fairly with the
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e-mails? >> i am not the one to judge that. i have a bias. >> what's your opinion? >> president clinton, what's your opinion? >> thanks folks. >> i shouldn't be making news on this. >> you see him there kind of smiling, saying he shouldn't make news on this. alex talk about this especially with the push from senator feinstein, if she comes out, she has a few public events, at one this morning. how will it be addressed. >> it is fluid, not sure there's a decision in her camp. i heard it will not be today at this event. they don't want to step on the headline. this is a report they worked on almost two years about the role of women around the world. this is a topic close to secretary clinton, so they don't want to step on the headline they're trying to find another way to address it. bill clinton, i was at the event, clearly didn't want to talk about it. he did talk about foreign donations to the clinton foundation which have more to do with the foundation hoping to
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avoid the e-mail controversy, but that's not going to happen. >> the chairman of the house benghazi committee says there are months and months of e-mails, darrell issa says she could face criminal charges if she knowingly withholds e-mails from investigators. how anxious are democrats about the ability to defend the former secretary here who is a potential 2016 contender. >> that's the point, frances. she's obviously 50 points ahead in polls among potential democratic candidates. everyone assumes that she is going to be the nominee. so this makes people stop and think, people like dianne feinstein, but others who i am sure are thinking the same thing. oh golly, what are we in for here. we are going to nominate here and what if something happens this fall or next spring or right after the new hampshire primary when she's on a roll or
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right after super tuesday and some bombshell drops. that's the stuff that makes politicians nervous. >> how the scandal relates to the clinton foundation especially when it comes to foreign money here writing a clinton loyalist told him long time whispers of pay to play are going to become shouts. secondary scandal following the foundation money. are foreign contributions during clinton's time as secretary of state the heart of the matter? >> certainly republicans are pushing and former staffer for the clinton 2008 campaign told me the most effective attack against the clintons is that they're in it for themselves. i think it all fits into a narrative republicans are trying to package together as a cohesive unit that they think they're above the law, rules don't apply to them they're out for themselves. >> especially with the president clearly telling his presidency
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is one of transparency. michael, chuck schumer described the incident as a hiccup here and you wrote, friday clinton not a scandal yet, but even if this story floats away clinton needs to learn some lessons from it. what are the lessons? >> i think the main one is that she really has to have somebody in her entourage, in her inner circle can look her in the eye, say hillary, not madam secretary, this is not going to look good this is bad decision, bad judgment, doesn't look right, as questions pop up. these judgment questions, appearance questions even if this is more than appearances, even if it is just that these are issues on which she hasn't shown the best judgment over the years. she needs somebody she will listen to. >> maybe that conversation is happening as we speak as we are going to potentially hear from her this week. thank you for your perspective
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this morning. >> thank you. turning to fallout over police shooting of an unarmed african-american teenager in madison, wisconsin. more protests expect today in the death of tony robinson. about 200 attended a vigil near where he was killed. it draws comparisons to ferguson. protests through the weekend remained largely peaceful as the investigation into what happened unfolds. nbc's ron allen joins me from madison. ron, what are police saying about what happened? >> reporter: well the incident happened at this house behind me there, the gray house. you can see the police are guarding it. there have been investigators going in and out. there's a memorial to the young man killed there, and over here there are people from the community, friends, others who are mulling it over. a lot of people remember him as a recent high school graduate, guy popular in the neighborhood. the bottom line is people don't know what happened. they don't know the facts of
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what happened. but they're very concerned that whatever happened ended with a young man dead. >> what was his name? >> reporter: overnight, grief and sorrow for tony robinson well known in the community, recent high school grad, headed to technical school killed friday night by officer matt kenny, 12 years on the force. robinson's friends and relatives demanding to know why. >> he always knew how to make someone happy. he always -- he was always there to talk. >> reporter: the beginning of the encounter heard on police radio calls about a disturbance at a gas station. >> look for a male black, light skinned, tan jacket jeans, outside yelling and jumping in front of cars 19 years of age, name is tony robinson. >> reporter: then more calls saying he assaulted someone. >> apparently tony hit one of his friends. no weapons seen. >> reporter: police say robinson ran to a home across the street
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the officer followed heard a disturbance inside forced his way in then police say was attacked by the suspect and opened fire. >> shots fired, shots fired. >> 12-47, copy shots fired. >> reporter: madison's police chief who expressed condolence to the family in person says his officers are trained to use minimum force necessary. >> the fact that deadly force was used or employed in this instance must mean there has to be other factors present such that it would rise to that level or that threshold. >> i never thought we could do this here that this could be done here we are making a statement today that it will not happen here again. >> reporter: you can see people from the community gathering at the memorial. it has been growing this morning. that woman was laying flowers. i can see another resident coming with a bouquet as well paying respects to the young man lost. another interesting thing to point out, the investigation here is being led by the state department of justice, not the
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local police with the hope there's more legitimacy transparency to whatever the finding is here. again, all of this is still very raw. we expect maybe more protests today. bottom line people are hoping that the police and community can get through this without violence or confrontation as we have seen in other places around the country. >> surely lessons learned from ferguson. thank you very much, ron allen. appreciate that report. developing now, new terror arrests in france. four people including a policewoman in custody over links to the attacks that terrorized paris in january. ap says one of those arrested had ties to the gunman who killed a policewoman, and four more people at a kosher super market before being killed by security forces. new details on the two others in custody. they have been linked to the attacks at "charlie hebdo" and the market where 17 were killed.
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developing now, as the boston bombing trial resumes, survivors relive harrowing moments the bombs exploded. a live report next. and also ahead, new protests at the university of oklahoma after a video shows fraternity members engaged in a racist chant. the president of the university going to have a news conference. and top winning dog dies hours after competing at a prestigious dog show. the handler says the dog was poisoned. and live to california apple set to unveil the newest device today, the apple watch. join the conversation online. find the team on twitter @newsnation.
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developing now, we are in day three of the trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. prosecutors continue to present their case in a federal courthouse. jurors heard more testimony from victims, including jessica kensky who lost both legs at the bombings. she was at the finish line with her husband who also lost a leg, described the feeling of being suddenly thrown in the air, quote, as if by a rocket then chaos, smoke and blood everywhere. one man coming over to her and saying, quote, you're on fire. she and her husband are patients at walter reed hospital. rehema ellis is live in boston. what have the jurors heard so far today? >> reporter: good morning. what they heard so far is from two witnesses from the bombing. they're in recess now, 10 to 15 minute recess. second witness testified for a short amount of time there was no cross examination by the defense. same happened with the first witness as you point out,
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jessica kensky. the second witness is a friend of a boston student, lindsey lu here studying at boston university, and was killed in the attack. and it was tearful testimony from the witness talking about her friend who had died and also about her own injuries she suffered severe abdominal injuries as well as suffering some loss to ear drums, damage to the ear drums. earlier we heard from jessica kensky, as you point out, she lost both legs as a result of the bombing. one leg was amputated that day, we understand she lost a second leg earlier this month. she had been treated as you point out at walter reed hospital. she said it was a devastating decision to have the amputation of the second leg. she called her injuries her words, war wounds and she told this to the jury in graphic detail of what was going on much of what we've heard in the first part of the trial over two
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days and last week very emotional, very graphic testimony. >> emotional and graphic in the first two days. rehema ellis, thanks for that report out of boston massachusetts. joining me, miami criminal defense attorney michael greek oh. thanks for being with us and putting this in perspective. i want to talk about what jurors heard from what we heard from rehema ellis, jessica lost both her legs one of them a month ago. she testified that she and her husband are at walter reed because military doctors have more experience with these type of injuries we heard described as war wounds by her. what are the effects of this gut wrenching testimony. she says pieces of bombs are still there in her legs too dangerous to remove. what impact will it have? >> it has huge impact on the jury. what you're seeing is no cross examination. you've seen no cross examination from defense attorneys of any of the civilians effected by the bombing.
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as you've seen they even admitted in opening statements that their client participated in the bombing, so the defense is purposely not making things any worse for themselves because cross examination really would have no point. they've already had the impact on direct examination. it is impactful on the jury and emotional testimony which hits hard. >> as a defense attorney how would you approach the testimony of the witnesses? >> i would leave it alone. what the defense is doing is they're doing a long-term process of preparing for the penalty phase of the case. they've already pretty much admitted guilt, something they weren't going to do by actually entering a plea of guilty because they want to retain appellate rights but they're laying the theme for the penalty phase to try to prevent there being a death penalty sentence. >> let's delve into that a little more. it is interesting, especially when it comes to the defense team acknowledging their opening statements that he carried out the bombing, didn't surprise you. they didn't just have him plead guilty in that case talk about
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that. they're going to focus on the penalty part and possibilities of appeal afterwards? >> what they're laying out is their mitigation. they're going to put everything on tsarnaev's brother. obviously he's dead he can't come in and testify to the contrary, so they're going to lay their client out as somewhat of a victim somewhat of a patsy, and try to create as much emotion, as much sympathy for him as possible in hopes that the jury once they go to penalty phase that they don't find a death penalty. >> talk about the trial. the boston globe reports the trial is moving into a new phase with new dynamic, it will move away from personal accounts emotional accounts from victims the past two days to more technical aspects, such as expert witnesses, showing how the bombs were made and how they worked. what is the goal there, what will prosecutors try to prove with that kind of testimony? >> well it gets a little methodical. it is not as sexy as having
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civilians come in and talk about actual eyewitness accounts. you will see some likely cross examination from the defense attorneys at that point because they're going to try to separate their client from being involved in the intricacies of the bomb how much he would have known, what his actual participation level was in the actual bombing. so it is going to get a little methodical. the jury will have to focus, pay attention, because it is not emotional testimony and very scientific. >> and needed. michael, thank you for that perspective this morning. nice to see you. >> thank you as well. up next the terror group boko haram pledges allegiance to isis militants as new tensions emerge within isis. and officials working on response to the changing climate are barred from using climate change and global warning. one of the things we thought you should know. and here are things happening monday march 9th. governor scott walker signed a law making wisconsin a right to work state meaning workers can't
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hussein's hometown north of baghdad. they launched an offensive last week to retake the city taken by isis last june. all this as "the washington post" says islamic state appears to be fraying from within as dissent, defections and setbacks on the battlefield sap the group's strength and erode its aura of in vinceability. ayman mohyeldin is with me. i want to ask you about that "the washington post" report rising tensions between foreign and local fighters and attempt to recruit local citizens. is this something we can bank on as far as starting to see isis and their power dilute? >> certainly a few ways to look at this. first of all, keep in mind the territory isis controls is vast and large. millions of people live in a lot of the cities under the control of isis. we have heard in the past they have between 35 to 50,000 fighters, but when you juxtapose
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that with millions that live under isis's control, you get a sense it is almost impossible to assume 5 million or so that live under their territory are somewhat sympathetic or loyal. many described as being held hostage by isis. one of the points they make it is anecdotal evidence to suggest there's some fraying. we have known for a long time there is tension within isis between foreign fighters who have been flocking to join isis from around the world and some of the groups from inside syria who have been trying to focus more efforts on fighting the syrian regime. that tension has been there for several months now. >> and then there's the latest development, boko haram, the nigerian group that grabbed the world's attention a year ago abducting more than 200 school girls, pledged allegiance to isis. how significant is that. does that mean islamic state influence is spreading and how crucial knowing isis will reciprocate that back to boko
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haram. >> there's two components to this. the fact that boko haram pledges allegiance to isis means it is willing to adopt some ideological extremism. we have seen boko haram with some of the most brutal attacks carried out in africa with beheadings executions abduction of the girls. that may not necessarily be anything new. the ideological allegiance is important. whether they bring boko haram into the fold yet to be seen. it is going to depend on the operational link between the two organizations. will we see influx of fighters trying to leave the battlefield in syria and iraq, trying to make it from liberation square to nigeria and the battlefield there or is this boko haram trying to raise its profile on the international stage expressing that allegiance. that remains to be answered. we have to wait and see the operational link between the two groups if one exists similar to what we have seen isis do in libya and egypt.
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there's more link with isis franchises in those countries. >> seeing foreigners headed to join isis, including what happened with the two australian teenagers detained. thank you for that breakdown. coming up new poll shows republicans are divided over jeb bush's possible candidacy, after potential candidates work to sway iowa voters this weekend. senior political editor mark murray is next. and the vatican says two priceless michelangelo documents are being held for ransom. tgs one of the stories we are following around the "newsnation."
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developing in moments, hillary clinton is set to speak at a clinton foundation event in new york city. here she is she's taking to the stage. comes as pressure mounts for clinton to publicly explain why she used personal e-mail address while serving as secretary of state. the event began moments ago, we will continue to watch it here.
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daughter chelsea is there now speaking and addressing the crowd. we will continue to watch it and bring you any developments especially if she makes any mention of the e-mail controversy swirling over her now. meantime new nbc news "the wall street journal" poll shows republican voters conflicted over who they should support as the 2016 presidential nominee, that as most top tier candidates in the republican field descended on iowa over the weekend for the iowa ag summit. closely watched, jeb bush who made his debut as a likely candidate. joining me now, nbc news senior political editor mark murray. mark, nice to see you as always. >> good morning. >> let's start with the latest nbc news "the wall street journal" numbers. break it down for us what do they show? >> big take away republicans are split on jeb bush when it comes to his potential candidacy. 49% of republicans say they could see themselves supporting jeb bush in a republican primary field, 42% said they could not see him. so you know plus seven, that's
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not bad, but certainly also where you might not expect for somebody whose last name is bush whose father and brother were both president. the poll also shows that chris christie and donald trump and lindsey graham are inch worse position than jeb bush is. we are going to debut the full poll later this evening at 6:30 tonight. you'll see where folks like marco rubio and scott walker stand on that list. >> anxious to see that. for now, tell us about jeb bush and his debut in conservative iowa. he held kind of a pizza party at a pizza par lore. able to win over support from that? >> his candidacy is fascinating. on one hand he was making a full effort to iowa. you have to understand about iowa republican voters and caucus goers, they're more conservative than folks in other states on the republican side of things. talking to a very conservative electorate. jeb bush was campaigning, hitting president obama hard. he also said look i support immigration reform at least
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pathway to legal status. he said he supports common core issues. it will be fascinating to see jeb bush taking very general election type positions, how well he can do with the most conservative slice of republican voters in the primary season. >> interesting to ee numbers from the latest numbers, where people factor in like chris christie. as far as iowa who else did well there over the weekend. was there a favorite a star from the weekend? >> there wasn't a big star the way scott walker was, but he was fascinating. he ended up taking issues that most align with republicans and iowa voters. he had actually supported immigration reform several years ago, now says that was a mistake. i am against any kind of amnesty, short term for being against comprehensive immigration reform. but he also ended up saying he was for all of the subsidies you get for ethanol, really positioning himself to go right at where the conservative electorate is in iowa. >> mark murray thanks for that.
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we will hear more from you when the numbers come out later today. commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bloody sunday demonstration capping off a week of events that drew massive crowds. president obama kicked off festivities as he and other civil rights leaders including congressman john lewis addressed a crowd of more than 40,000 people at the edmund pettus bridge. >> we were beaten some of us left bloody on this bridge. 17 of us were hospitalized that day. but we never became bitter or hostile. we kept believing that the truth we stood for would have the final say. >> with sunday marking 50 years to the date of the violent confrontation between police and protesters some 20,000 people stood arm in arm on the bridge yesterday. nbc's kristin welker was there
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and reflects on the moment in our nation's history. >> reporter: what was supposed to be an organized march across edmund pettus bridge turned into a massive gathering. after more people than ever expected came to selma sunday for the 50th anniversary of the march that changed history. the most memorable moment for many, a day earlier when the nation's first african-american president clutched the hands of those who marched on the bridge a half century ago, paving the way for him. >> gather here to honor the courage of ordinary americans willing to endure billy clubs, chastening rod, tear gas and the trampling hoof. >> reporter: words that touched so many. >> i got goosebumps thinking about it. >> reporter: one of the loudest
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messages not from what they're saying but doing, coming together on this bridge all ages, all races. joann bland was 11 when she marched on bloody sunday. >> people were screaming and screaming and screaming. >> reporter: now as she marches 50 years later, it is hard to imagine that little girl lives in a dramatically different world. >> here i am today, 61 and look at selma. the world converged on selma today, i get emotional when i talk about it. >> reporter: emotions powerful for all those that came to remember a painful past and a bridge to the future. >> nbc's kristin welker there. developing now, we are set to hear from the university of oklahoma president in moments after a video surfaces allegedly showing fraternity members involved in a racist chant. that video there and up next new punishment. and the utah toddler that survived 14 hours trapped in a freezing river after a deadly car crash.
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developing now, president of the university of oklahoma will hold a news conference in a few moments after a video posted online allegedly showed members of sigma alpha epsilon singing racist chants. this morning, outrage and protest on campus. >> you do something when you see the oppression and stop it there. y'all get what i am saying? >> the university president said all members have until midnight tomorrow to remove their belongings from the fraternity house. the national organization also shut down the chapter. willie geist has the video that sparked the outrage. >> reporter: the video posted to
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youtube sunday shows multiple people chanting racial slurs against african americans, indicating that black students would never be admitted to the sigma alpha epsilon fraternity. the chant also references lynching. the fraternity seemed to validate the content of the video, issuing a statement saying we apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. brad cohen, national president of sigma alpha epsilon tweeted that the ou chapter has immediately been placed on cease and decist. the president of the university of oklahoma also released a statement sunday night saying if ou students are involved this behavior will not be tolerated and will be addressed very quickly. this behavior is reprehensible and contrary to all our values.
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ou students held a prayer vigil sunday night. >> i think it is a heinous act and violent, racist, shouldn't be tolerated on campus. >> the fact that we still have videos like this being made is disgusting. >> i think the video should not represent us in any way whatsoever. this doesn't mean we are bad people at the university of oklahoma, do not deserve this. >> that was nbc's willie geist. overnight, the house was vandalized with graffiti after police left to take a call with words that say tear it down spray painted on one side. the student newspaper says some students received death threats on e-mail and facebook. two men charged with the murder of one of vladimir putin's outspoken critics, bore. one of the two men involved in the murder three others are held in connection with the
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killing not been charged. he was shot in the back near the kremlin nearly a week ago, setting off a week of protests. an 18 month old survived a car crash that killed her 25-year-old mother. a fisherman discovered that upside down wreck in the river. the infant was strapped in a car seat hanging upside down. she was airlifted to the hospital, and is in critical but stable condition. and investigation is under way in claims a dog was poisoned at an international dog show. a three-year-old irish setter died 26 hours after competing in the dog show in england. the dog's owner say necropsy revealed he ate poison beef. the spokesperson says the kennel club is deeply shocked and saddened and reports of toxicology are due next week. refusing to pay ransom for two documents written by
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michelangelo. they have been contacted by a person demanding $100,000 in exchange for two letters, stolen nearly 20 years ago. the documents are irreplaceable because he usually dictated correspondence and didn't write them himself. we are a little over an hour from learning what could be a game changer when it comes to communication, what you wear on the wrist. apple has new details on the new wearable device at 1:00 p.m. eastern in san francisco. due to begin shipping next month. the stakes have never been higher for the company. joe fryer reports from san francisco. >> reporter: apple may not be the first tech company to release a smart watch, but hopes to be the best. >> glances let you swipe through information efficiently. >> reporter: the price tag is a mystery. we know it will start at $349 and there will be three additions, a sports version, a more traditional model made of stainless steel, and a fancier 18 karat gold watch that could
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cost thousands. >> i am interested to see how you can make calls on that if it will look awkward, talking to the watch all the time. >> reporter: wearable technology evolved from dick tracy's radio watch, we have seen google glass, fitness trackers and smart watches from other companies, but no product has been a smash hit. >> for me they're not necessarily that attractive. some of the ones in the market already, that was a big part of it. >> reporter: to succeed, analysts say apple needs to blame function with fashion. already the sports watch appeared on the cover of "self" magazine, and the tech giant placed a 12 page ad spread in "vogue" that includes that 18 karat ticker. >> it is an interesting move positioning itself as a luxury item. >> the watch provides a comprehensive picture of your daily activity. >> reporter: the watch still needs to be a cool tech tool. >> people kind of have to forget it is there, but then when they
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we invite you to join the "newsnation" on twitter. find our twitter page at "newsnation." turning to our born in the usa series we highlight american business success stories. today we are putting the spotlight on a company empaurg female veterans proud of their service. women makeup 15% of the military, the largest amount than any other time in history which is why former veteran nadine noky discovered there
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weren't many options for women to display their pride and patriotism. she rolled up her sleeves and learned to screen print, start to go make her own designs and launching her own company called lady brigade. and in less than a year in business, the company has already become a big hit with feat veterans across the country. nadine joins me now. we so appreciate your time. congratulations on your success so far. >> thank you so much for having me frances. it's been pretty great so far. >> well i'm sure you're on a great ride and i'm sure it will continue. let's go through a little bit of your background how you started. you enlisted at age 17 and spent five years as a specialist. now you're designing shirts. you print them all yourselves. what made you decide to take on a completely different path here. and out of all paths to take why designing shirts? >> i think it was something that i just started thinking about more and more. and as i kept noticing and it kept coming up over and over again that there wasn't anything that other women could wear, like if you went to the v.a. or p.x. on post there wouldn't be
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anything that -- unless you were a man, that you could wear. so i decided that enough is enough and just to see what i could do and see if anybody else would be interested in what i was going to make. and so far they have been really interested. >> well, i love some of these shirts with the tagline "i do my own stunts," really empowering overall. what's been some of the reaction you've gotten while wearing these shirts or people tell you while wearing them what are people saying coming up to them? >> a lot of times the one i wear my own stunts they come up to me and think that's really funny. they wonder why it's parachutes and not something else. it kind of opens the conversation just like with some of the other shirts that says "this is what a veteran looks like." you tend to start the conversation and people ask if you were in the military. and it's really great because their initial thought isn't that a woman served or their idea is usually it's a world war ii veteran or vietnam veteran. it's not really a woman that comes to mind. it's a great conversation starter anywhere. i love traveling with it because it really gets the topic going.
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>> absolutely and breaking the mold, too, saying hey, this is me. i served too. and breaking the mold of whatever stereotypes some people may have. i also have to say this is what struck me. you also have a son, shawn. and i read that you deployed to iraq only four months after his birth. how is that for you? and i'm sure that kind of fuels in too, in getting that message out of there of what you did and the dedication and time you put in for our country. >> oh, it definitely was a big part of my military service and just that sacrifice that i had to make and that so many women make all the time. men and women both make sacrifices for their family. but it was just an interesting experience just to have to pack up and ship out literally four months after giving birth to a child. and it really -- i think a lot of women can relate to that. it's a big sacrifice that many women i know personally have had to make. and it's part of the -- what i'd like to say is that women are proud of what they've done and the sacrifices that they've given. stloo >> absolutely. it's hard to go back to a 9 to 5
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job, never mind packing up and deploying. so we commend you for that. also, so impressive here in addition to lady brigade, you're also organizing the first statewide women's veterans conference in florida in april, as if you don't have other things going on as well. what's fueling that? tell us a little bit about the conference and what's fueling your passion in just getting out there? >> well it all started when i was trying to put lady brigade together, and i had no resources. and i started getting involved in other veteran organizations. but i just noticed there wasn't any women in a lot of the traditional men veterans organizations. and i wanted to find a way to connect with them. a friend and i sat down for coffee one day and decided that a conference would be the best approach to get women veterans together in the state of florida. so we can meet connect and inspire and just have all the resources, whether it's going back to school or starting a business or learning about education benefits. there's a lot of questions that women veterans have.
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and it's just great to have one location for all of us to get the information that we need and the friendship and the camaraderie that we used to have in service that now we can relate to. >> much success with the conference, with lady brigade and everything else that you choose to take on. we appreciate it and congratulations, nadine. thank you. >> thank you. certainly a lot going on this morning. and here are some things we thought you should know. new jersey senator robert menendez continues to insist he's done nothing wrong and quote, he's not going anywhere. it comes amid reports the justice department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges within weeks against the ranking democrat on the foreign relations committee. all of this follows a two-year investigation into allegations senator menendez accepted gifts and lavish vacations in exchange for political favors for a longtime friend and political donor. florida governor rick scott's spokeswoman is denying claims that the governor ban the terms climate change and global warming when he took office in 2011. the claims come from florida department of environmental protection employees and records
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obtained by the florida center for investigative reporting. but the governor's spokeswoman told "the miami herald," quote, there is no policy on this. governor scott has repeatedly said that he is not convinced that climate change is not caused by human activity. after a 23-year-old man was arrested early yesterday on the roof of the british parliament building, there's been no further word on what he was doing there. authorities say he had been wandering around on the roof for eight hours before he was taken into custody. groups including greenpeace have targeted the roof in the past to stage protests. and those are the things we just thought you should know. time now for a "newsnation" gut check. the pressure is mounting for hillary clinton to come out and speak about her use of private e-mails to do business. this weekend prominent democratic senator dianne feinstein called on the former secretary to quote, step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is. well, since the story about her private e-mail and server use broke last week mrs. clinton has only tweeted that she wants
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the public to see her e-mails and has asked the state department to release them. well, the department along with clinton's aides maintains that she followed the law. so what does your gut tell you? what are you thinking about this? do you agree with senator feinstein that hillary clinton should address the controversy over her private e-mail? go to to vote for that. and we so appreciate your being with us this morning. that does it for this edition of "newsnation." i'm frances rivera in for tamron hall. up next "andrea mitchell reports." t hide it... tackle it with fda-approved jublia! jublia is a prescription medicine proven to treat toenail fungus. use jublia as instructed by your doctor. once applied jublia gets to the site of infection by going under, around and through the nail. most common side effects include ingrown toenail, application-site redness itching, swelling, burning or stinging, blisters, and pain. tackle it! ask your doctor now if jublia is right for you. i want my yoga pants to smell like i sweat money.
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